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Easy Holiday Centerpiece 


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Easy Holiday Centerpiece 

Written By: Gene 


Pruners or heavy duty scissors (1) 


Large vase or bowl (1) 

Wine glass or champagne flute (1) 

Pillar candled) 

Christmas ornaments (1) 

Evergreen or other decorative branches 



Nice looking decorations don't have to cost a lot of money. In this case, I took items that 
were already on hand to make a classy looking Christmas centerpiece. 

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Easy Holiday Centerpiece 

Step 1 — Easy Holiday Centerpiece 

• I wanted to make a Christmas 
centerpiece with items on hand. 

• This is what I found to work with. 

• I cut some pieces of some 
evergreen ground cover from the 
neighbor's yard as well as some 
pyracantha berries and some sort 
of weed that has leaves which look 
similar to holly. Of course, if you 
have actual holly... 

Step 2 

• Arrange the Christmas ornaments 
in the bowl with the wine glass (in 
this case a champagne flute) 
upside down in the center. We 
happened to have extra red and 
silver ornaments so this worked 
out as a nice theme. The upside 
down wine glass as a pedestal was 
my friend's idea. 

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Step 3 

• I cut the ends of these evergreen branches and arranged them around the base of the wine 
glass on top of the ornaments. 

• I made one layer of five branches. 

• Then I added another layer of five, inserting them between the first in a star-like pattern. 

Step 4 

• I then cut small bundles of the 
pyracantha berries and arranged 
them up around the base of the 
wine glass. 

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• Finally, I set the pillar candle (this 
one was a of a pair formerly used 
in another decor and quite handily 
has an image of a partridge on it) 
on the base of the wine glass... 

• ... and cut some small sprigs of 
these holly-looking weeds to fill in 
around the base of the candle. 

Step 6 

Great Christmas decorations on a budget. 

This document was last generated on 2012-12-19 03:36:46 PM. 

• Voila! Avery expensive-looking 
centerpiece made completely of 
reused and re-purposed items! 

• The idea here is a wreath 
surrounding a candle with the bowl 
of ornaments as a base. 

• Merry Christmas to All! 

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